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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Nov 4, 2006 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bobby AKA Space Cadet

Are you serious? I don't know if you are a musician.. but being one.. i have pretty relative pitch.. and it sticks out like a sore pinky when Bob sings most of the time [him singing off key stands out]. I grew to like that kind of thing though when I got into the velvet underground. Lou, however.. well.. he is in my book, a better singer. (and his growls are better :B) But it really is a fact that Bob, a lot of the time does not hit notes based on the key that the song is in..

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Nov 4, 2006 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bobby AKA Space Cadet

in my opinion.. not sound wise.. but pitch wise.. brent has, by far, the most voice compared to anyone that was ever in the band.. i don't know about hornsby or vince.. haven't heard much of them.. infact i don't even know if hornsby sings at all.. ah.. the perks of learning.

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Nov 4, 2006 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bobby AKA Space Cadet

Listen to his guitar playing. As he finally started to pay more attention to his muse the influence of John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner is clear. Particularly the latter. His chording behind Jerry was one of a kind and there is no other rythym guitarist in the rock idiom that could have played so sympatico with its resident genius. The combo of him, Phil, Mickey and Bobby was always stunning but particularly so when Brent and early keith were in the mix. Vince, who started out promisingly then dropped the ball bigtime, only proves, through his lack of imagination and laziness, what an inventive and intuitive mind Bobby had and has.

Anyone who bashes Bobby doesn't get the Grateful Dead.

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Poster: Kimbajed Date: Nov 8, 2006 5:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bobby AKA Space Cadet

That's all I'm saying syd!

The GD was the original jamband for christsakes! That means they improvise and experiment and yes, sometimes mess up - not all experiments work. Real jamming is high risk stuff. I suspect that among the Deadheads here are also Dead fans who constantly evaluate elements of voice, pitch and all that crap and say he's slipping here or that's not working there........Ya think??

Deadheads FEEL the music and it's like no other. Name another band in the history of music period whose live concerts are so sought after and collected! For the Dead fans who need perfectly duplicated tunes, there are many other bands that do that.

Even with a road weary voice, hollow eyes, and "whatever"...he's still a brilliant rhythm guitarist who continues to tour and innovate (see interview re: including a rapper during the "Cheesedog" tour)

Weir is the man.... and deserves respect for all he has and continues to accomplish!

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Nov 9, 2006 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bobby AKA Space Cadet

Right on Kim.

I had a friend who dissed a version of Terrapin on a tape from '85 that I had because Jerry hits a bum note at the beginning of the titanic closing jam. What a complete waste of time!

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Nov 4, 2006 2:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bobby AKA Space Cadet

hi Max

there are very few Garcia's of this world...people who won't allow the fervor of the moment to distract them from there initial purpose...but eventually the fame and glory consumed him too, just in a slower and more internally destructive manner

reminds me of a line from Hemmingway's The Sun Also Rises "...almost everyone misbehaves if given the chance..." (disclaimer for those that would choose to quibble: quote might not be the exact wording)

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 4, 2006 3:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bobby AKA Space Cadet

Just a quick note- get some Bruce music tonigt. Does he sing- wonderfully. He cover some Dead offf and on as he was friends with JG. I think theres some on dimeadozen.

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